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Connecticut State Dental Association Appoints New President

Dr. Jeffrey Berkley, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with a private practice in the West Haven and Meriden, was installed as President of the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) on May 7 during the CSDA House of Delegates annual session at Mohegan Sun. Dr. Berkley will serve a one-year term as the CSDA President.
June 2, 2014 -- Dr. Jeffrey Berkley, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with a private practice in the West Haven and Meriden, was installed as President of the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) on May 7 during the CSDA House of Delegates annual session at Mohegan Sun. Dr. Berkley will serve a one-year term as the CSDA President. 

“As President of the CSDA I want to continue and advance the legacy created by my 
predecessors,” said Dr. Berkley. “Dentistry combines artistic skills with scientific knowledge. It is important that organized dentistry stand for something. That its members always practice at the highest level, and in the best interest of their patients. We at the CSDA are here to help our members achieve that goal. What I am hoping to do is make membership in organized dentistry valued as important to patients and dentists alike,” continued Dr. Berkley. 

Dr. Berkley graduated from the University of Illinois Dental School and completed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. He teaches at the residency programs at Yale, St. Raphael’s and St. Luke’s Hospitals. And serves as Chief of Dental Services, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at MidState Medical Center in Meriden. Dr. Berkley has donated his time to many charitable and volunteer programs including the Connecticut Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic. He has served various roles in the CSDA including the Board of Governors and currently serves as an officer of the New Haven Dental Association. 

Also, elected to the CSDA Board of Governors were Dr. William Nash of Fairfield as the President-Elect; Dr. Jeffrey Simpson of Putnam as the Vice President; and Dr. Brett Zanger of Waterbury as Treasurer. As well as, Dr. Mark Desrosiers; Dr. Anjanette Gjertsen; Dr. Neil Goodkind; Dr. Tam Le; Dr. Laurence Levy; Dr. Gary Linker; Dr. Michael Ungerleider; and Dr. Stephanie Urillo. 
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